On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Bob McConnell <r...@cbord.com> wrote:
> From: Ashley Sheridan
>> On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 21:07 -0700, ben...@gmail.com wrote:
>>> I am trying to take MySQL tables and use the table structure to
> create
>>> HTML/PHP forms in as few steps as possible for further development. I
>>> have a project that has hundreds of tables and requires hundreds of
>>> forms to be created and don't want to do so field by field by hand.
>>> On Tuesday, October 27, 2009, Allen McCabe <allenmcc...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>> > Please explain with much greater detail.
>>> >
>>> > On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 6:12 PM, ben...@gmail.com
> <ben...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Does anyone have a quick way of converting tables into forms?
>>> >
>> There is still the issue of exactly what db fields will translate
> into.
>> Where is a good time to use radio buttons instead of select lists, or
>> checkboxes instead of select-multiple lists? What about text fields in
>> the db? Should they be textareas or text inputs? Do all the db fields
>> need to be translated as visible fields? Should you hide ID fields?
>> There are so many questions, that you might be better off rolling your
>> own, as a one-size-fits-all will not always work for everyone.
> I have a feeling in the pit of my stomach that your project is going to
> create a support nightmare. Either you will have to hand code forms for
> each table, or find a framework that dynamically creates the forms from
> schema and create suitable maps for each form. In either case, it will
> take weeks or months to complete and be nearly impossible to maintain
> when tables are changed or added.
> If your solution requires you to create hundreds of forms, which could
> take months to code, you need to take another look at the problem. I
> don't believe you have thought it through very well.
> Bob McConnell
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symfony might be another option, but it will take you some time to
sort out the yaml config.



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